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Bagrati Cathedral

Bagrati Cathedral named after Bagrat III, first king of united Georgia, is one of the most significant monuments of ancient Georgian architecture. Its formal title is the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Ghvtismshobeli. It was built during the reign of King Bagrat III (975-1014) upon the top of Ukimerioni Hill. An inscription on the north wall reveals that the floor was laid in "chronicon 203" (1003 year). The temple with its architectural and artistic merit has a special place in the history of Georgian architecture. It stood unharmed until the end of the 17th century. According to Vakhushti Bagrationi, a Georgian Royal Prince, famous geographer, historian and cartographer from the 18th century, in 1692 the cathedral was devastated by Ottoman troops in an explosion.

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Akaki Tsreteli Monument

The monument to Akaki Tsereteli is located in the main park in Kutaisi. Tsereteli was a great Georgian poet and a public figure. He was born in 1840 in a rich family of nobles in Skhvitori Village (Sachkhere district). His mother, Ekaterine Abashidze was a great grand-daughter of Imereti’s king Solomon I. Akaki spent his childhood in a village Savane with a peasant nanny.

He began his studies at the Gymnasium of Kutaisi in 1852 and in 1859 he became a student at the faculty of Oriental Languages at the University of Saint Petersburg. It was then when an urge to fight for national liberation and social rights of Georgian people woke up in Tsereteli. He is considered the father of the modern, Georgian literary writing. His realistic views are expressed in poems Chonguri (written in 1871) and Poet (written in 1886).

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Galaktion Tabidze

Galaktion Tabidze was born on the 17th of November 1891 and died on the 17th of March 1959. He was a prominent Georgian poet, an academician at the Academy of Science of Georgia. He was born in Chqvishi village, near Vani, in the family of the local teacher. During the years 1900 – 1908 he studied at the seminary of Kutaisi and in 1908 – 1910 he continued his studies at the seminary of Tbilisi.

From the very beginning of Galaktion’s literary activity people called him “the King of Poets” and he soon became a national poet. He was an innovator who introduced a completely new poetic form in his verses “I and the Night”, “The Moon over Mtatsminda”, “Azure Horses” and “Mary”.

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Jewish Synagogue

The great synagogue is located on 57-59 Boris Gaponov Street, Kutaisi. It is one of three synagogues in the city. It was built in 1885 and is the second largest synagogue in Georgia, right after the great synagogue in Tbilisi. Nowadays it serves a small, local Jewish community.

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King David the Builder

Like in many other countries, Georgian people also gave titles to their kings. David IV earned the title “the Builder” as he was an outstanding king in Georgia’s history. He ascended to the throne while Seljuks were oppressing the country. It was a hard time for Georgia, people stopped agricultural and architectural works and the country was divided. In both the clergy and the lay society, there were many traitors. People who were oppressed by the enemy migrated in the mountains.

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Tourist Routes

Do you want to see Imereti, but you do not know where to start from? We prepared for you trails around the region, which will lead you to interesting natural sites, historical monuments and cultural attractions. Following those paths you will visit true Imeretian “pearls” – thousand- year- old monasteries, historical buildings, amazing wonders of nature, including mountains, canyons, caves, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and you will come across many other attractions. You will also have an occasion to taste delicious Georgian food and wine. Have a look at our suggestions and go explore Imereti!

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